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Conrad Tao & Charmaine Lee

Little Island presents NYC FREE
4 weeks. 460 artists. 160 performances.
Music, Dance, Poetry, Comedy, and more!
August 11 – September 5, 2021

FRIDAY, AUGUST 20 at 7:30 PM


A duet performance featuring vocals and electronics by Charmaine Lee and piano and electronics by Conrad Tao, this new work is inspired by field recordings, feedback, and the song form, guiding us on a journey through expressive and distinctive moods.

Performance runs 45 minutes.

Piano by Steinway & Sons

Curated by Conrad Tao: Pianist-composer Conrad Tao is a firm believer in listening as an active and participatory experience. Tao’s curated series, for NYC FREE, of innovative pairings offers multi-sensory experiences and pushes concepts of encounter and exchange for both performers and the audience. Inspired by the relationships between individual artists and their unique choices of creative expression, Tao asks us to look, listen, and feel into the tensions, overlaps, and ranges between organic and mechanized, tone and timbre, spontaneity and predetermination.

“I love extremes. And vibrations of melodies that you can feel before you hear them. To me, when you are experiencing something that feels like it is just beyond your ability to make sense, or comprehend, then you are there, with the instrument and the musician, inside the sound.” — Conrad Tao

NYC FREE projects curated by Conrad Tao:

Caleb Teicher & Chris Celiz: There’s No Plan For This
Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21 at 6:30 PM in The Glade

Catherine Lamb’s The Additive Arrow
Saturday, August 27 at 7:30 PM in The Amph, Get Tickets!

More about the artists:

Conrad Tao:

Charmaine Lee: